Ukraine should be allowed to strike Belarusian territory — Lithuanian FM

Gabrielius Landsbergis
Gabrielius Landsbergis

Ukraine should have the ability to strike Belarusian territory to defend itself from Russian aggression, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said on May 31.

According to RFE/RL, Landsbergis made the comment while talking to the press ahead of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers.

“If Russia, fearing that its assets might be attacked in Russia, relocates them somewhere else, then I think that targeting decisions should also be adjusted,” the minister responded to a question whether Ukraine should be permitted to target Russian military targets in Belarusian territory.

By May 31, both Germany and the United States confirmed they have given Ukraine permission to use Western weapons to attack Russian military assets across the border, but only in areas directly adjacent to Kharkiv Oblast.

On May 29, AFP reported, citing unnamed sources, that Ukraine has already used Western weapons to strike Russian territory several times, most recently in Krasnodar Krai.

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